The bout saw the sharp shooting Wake taking the advantage early on, and scored a knockdown in round 3 with a straight left hand. Accidental headbutts caused some issues in round 5 but Wake always seemed to be in control and looked relaxed. The Thai always looked to be trying harder, but having less success against the more skilled, and more rounded Japanese skillster.
In round 8 Wake upped the pace, looking to close the show and eventually scored a second knockdown. Panomroonglek, to his credit, tried to beat the cound but was unable to, and was stopped with less than 20 seconds of the bout left.
The loss for Panomroonglek is likely to endany hopes he has of getting a second world title fight, however for Wake the win opens the door for a world title fight later in the year, and there is a great chance that Wake will get another shot very soon.
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